Active Projects

The group is involved in several active projects and collaborations. The active projects include:

Past Projects

The following are the most recently concluded projects by the group:

Applied Research for Reducing Required Human Intervention in Robotic Forest Regeneration Operations (NutikasMetsarobot)

Project Period :1.11.2020−31.08.2023

Project in collaboration with Milrem Robotics to develop robotic autonomy solution towards automated forest regeneration.

Operations and mobility planning system for Lunar rover missions - ESA ESOC

Project Period : 06.07.2021−31.08.2022

Developed a proof-of-concept operations and mobility planning tool in co-operation with Milrem AS as part of an ESA ESOC project. Read more about the project through our IAC 2022 publication.

Lunar lander camera for CrystalSpace

Project Period : 2020 – 2021

Partially developed and fully tested lunar lander cameras for CrystalSpace, going to the Moon onboard SAMPLR experiment by Maxar Technologies in Artermi program’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services subprogram.

Optical navigation for small solar system body proximity operations and mapping

Project Period : 1.09.2019−31.08.2021

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Projects looking at the behavior of life on exoplanets.
  • Planetary surface reflectance modeling.
  • Looking at methanogens for bioelectrochemical methane production, also for ISRU.
  • Planetary oxygen evolution.
  • Looking at preservation of fossils on both early Earth and Mars context.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Jaan Praks’s lab
  • Cooperation regarding to SISPO (Space Imaging Simulator for Proximity Operations)